Join us for our February PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 pm. We are very excited to be joined this time by Texas State Representative (and WBE alum!) James Talarico. With the Legislative Session underway, this will be an excellent chance to ask what the future of education in Texas will look like. We hope to see you there.
Note: This is a Zoom meeting, NOT Google Meet.
Meeting ID: 952 6566 7641
Please bring your questions for him! You can also submit questions in advance here: https://forms.gle/p8MNCFxHYMbxrZmp7
About Rep. Talarico
Representative James Talarico is a former education non-profit leader and public school teacher elected to serve House District 52 in the Texas House of Representatives. He was born in Williamson County, where he attended Round Rock ISD schools and graduated from McNeil High School. Rep. Talarico earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin and his master’s degree in Education Policy from Harvard University. Upon graduation, Rep. Talarico taught 6th grade at Rhodes Middle School on the Westside of San Antonio. He later became the Central Texas Executive Director of a nonprofit dedicated to equipping classrooms with innovative technology. He currently serves as the youngest member of the Texas Legislature, sitting on both the Public Education Committee and the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee. In his first term, Rep. Talarico helped write historic school finance reform legislation that infused Texas schools with $11.6 billion in new education funding. Outside of his role as a legislator, Rep. Talarico is an education consultant, crafting and implementing education solutions across Texas.